Do You Have A Name For Your Car?
We slipped into November and somehow I missed my chance to talk about 'National Name Your Car Day.'
It was October 2nd and I was going to do an article about it but somehow forgot, until my friend pulled up on his motorcycle this week, which he lovingly dubbed the 'lead sled.'
There was a recent survey done by GM BuyPower Card, which revealed more than forty percent of Americans have a name for their vehicle.
I've never really had a name for any vehicle that I've owned, although I always remember growing up and my dad would refer to his trucks as "Bertha."
Going up a hill he'd pretend we weren't going to make it, so he'd encourage her with a "come on, Bertha!"
Other times he would say "which way do we go, Bertha, left or right?" Then he'd give the horn a light tap and say "oh, ok," before going in the direction she suggested.
Most of the time the kids would just giggle and roll our eyes, but even recently I remember my dad pulling out the 'Bertha' bit as a way to entertain my son, Jacob.
The survey also revealed that many families that name their vehicle treat it like a member of their family, too.
How about you? Do you have a name for your ride, or have you ever? I imagine some people are probably embarrassed to admit it or even say their vehicle's name, but I'd love to hear what you call your ride.